Monthly Archives: April 2016

Star Begotten, issue 18, summer 1992

It’s been a while since I mentioned any old Doctor Who fanzines here. For your entertainment, though, here is a review of issue 18 of Star Begotten by me and published in the Doctor Who Appreciation Society’s Celestial Toyroom magazine back in October 1992. My twenty-one-year-old self both admires the freewheeling ambitions of the rising generation of writers, but also seeks the restoration of the old bonds of fandom as common endeavour as different parts of what had seemed a civil society in microcosm when I discovered it in late childhood headed in different directions. Some of this review is unsurprisingly given its author rather prim, but it’s still a good summation of the quality and impact of the contents.StarBegotten18

The Terrible Zodin, issue 18, spring 2016

 

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Cover illustration by Steven Sautter

I’m resurfacing here to publicize issue 18 of The Terrible Zodin. Edited by Leslie McMurtry, it features reviews of series nine (including my second chance to review The Woman Who Lived), a retrospective on Virgin’s Missing Adventures novels of the 1990s, examinations of Delta and the Bannermen and K9 and Company, a look at the career of Valentine Dyall, lots of art, Romana paper dolls, and more reflections general and personal.

More details can be found at the fanzine’s own website, including the link from which the 98-page PDF of the issue can be downloaded, free of charge.